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Help a newbie...
    #622614 - 04/29/02 10:57 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I'm going to try my first attempt at casing with grain and I've got a few questions. I read in a grain tek to put a knife tip full of gypsum in with the grain. Why and where can you get gypsum? The other question is I read that you should put some mycelium in a food processor with some water and then use that to colonize the grain. What do I do if i don't have a processor? is there another way?


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Re: Help a newbie... [Re: skatepunk2k2]
    #622699 - 04/30/02 01:21 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

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Why and where can you get gypsum?




You can buy gypsum at any garden supply store. It is used as a soil additive from keeping things getting clumped up. Its benifical to birdseed because birdseed tends to clump after cooling in the Presure Cooker.

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What do I do if i don't have a processor? is there another way?




Yes, just with a spore syringe. Thats a liquid culture innoculation, I believe. I have not actually tried that, but spores work just fine.


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Re: Help a newbie... [Re: skatepunk2k2]
    #622887 - 04/30/02 05:42 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

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is there another way?




Just crumble it up, either with very clean hands or inside a plastic bag.


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Re: Help a newbie... [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #623009 - 04/30/02 10:36 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Get ya sum sheet rock an bust it up use the powder same thing an redily available.MEW


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Re: Help a newbie... [Re: mew]
    #623035 - 04/30/02 11:28 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

hmmmmmmmmmmmm learn somtin' new everyday Thanks for that snippet of wisdom Mew.


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Re: Help a newbie... [Re: skatepunk2k2]
    #623037 - 04/30/02 11:32 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I have found gypsum to be optional with grain. Just don't use too much water and shake the jar/bag immediately after the PC returns to normal pressure while the grain is still scorching hot.

My friend never bothers to blend up mycelium when innoculating grain. You can use a spore solution just like with jars. My friend grows out mycelium on agar from a cloned fruitbody and transfers four or five chunks of mycelium covered agar at once into the jar/bag after it has cooled. Shake the jar/bag up really good after the transfer and again in a few days. After that just let it sit until colonized. At 83F to 86F using the agar transfer, my friend can colonize four cups (dry, before PC) of rye berries in just over a week using spawn bags with a filter patch.

If you do want to blend up your mycelium, you can use a blender instead of food processor. Be sure to "pulse" the on off switch a few times instead of running it on full blast. If you blend it up too much you will break apart all the cell bodies killing the mycelium. The trick is to break the mycelium up, not destroy it. Be sure you sterilize the blender and the water before you use it! (which is why my friend transfers agar instead of using liquid myselium... also the extra water can throw off the moisture content if you aren't careful.)



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